2020年10月19日

Join our Webinar on Outbound Investment from China into Benelux/Europe

Find out more on the webinar, initiated by the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, together wit Attorneys from Heussen, Monard (Belgium) and Fangben (China)

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2020年10月12日

Legislative proposal RIV-test UWV by labor experts: advice from the company doctor becomes leading

Employers tend to experience uncertainty with the RIV-test. After all, employers may be faced with a wage penalty, while the advice of the company doctor has always been properly observed.

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2020年9月25日

Introduction of the UBO Register in the Netherlands

On 27 September 2020, a UBO register will be introduced in the Netherlands. The introduction of the UBO register is based on the implementation act pursuant to which the EU Fourth and Fifth Anti Money Laundering (AML) Directives are transposed into Dutch legislation. More detailed information on the UBO Register in the Netherlands is set out in our memo on the introduction of a UBO register in the Netherlands.

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2020年9月14日

Foreign direct investment in the Netherlands: Implementation Act for Regulation 2019/452/EU on the screening of foreign direct investments and the general investment test

On June 22, 2020, the implementation act for Regulation 2019/452/EU on the screening of foreign direct investments was submitted into Dutch Parliament. The purpose of this act is to implement all necessary legislative measures required by Regulation (EU) 2019/452 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investment.

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2020年9月3日

最终受益人登记的执行法令生效

在荷兰引入最终受益人登记处的公司及其他法人实体最终受益人登记的执行法令已于2020年6月23日在荷兰国会一院通过。

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2020年7月28日

Dutch Supreme Court provides clarification on the transfer of receivables from a bank to a non-bank

On 10 July 2020, the Dutch Supreme Court delivered two judgments in which it answered prejudicial questions from the court of Amsterdam which are of great importance for the financing practice.

The prejudicial questions were raised in two similar proceedings. In both proceedings, a bank assigned receivables resulting from commercial real estate loans to a non-bank. The borrowers disputed the assignment and took the view that the receivables could not be assigned in view of the personal relationship they had with the bank.

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2020年7月24日

A REQUEST TO TERMINATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BASED ON THE NEW CUMULATIVE GROUND FOR DISMISSAL HAS BEEN GRANTED FOR THE FIRST TIME: THE BEGINNING OF CUMULATING DISMISSAL GROUNDS

The Dutch Government has recently introduced a new ground for dismissal, in addition to the already existing 8 exhaustive grounds for dismissal. As from 1 January 2020, the judge may terminate an employment contract on the basis of this cumulative ground if there are two or more grounds for dismissal applicable, which on their own individual merit do not constitute a reasonable ground for a termination.

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2020年7月6日

荷盛协助儿童基金会收购儿童托管机构‘T PARAPLUUTJE

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荷盛就儿童基金会收购‘t Parapluutje提供协助。‘t Parapluutje在荷兰拉姆斯东克斯费尔(Raamsdonksveer)拥有两家儿童托管机构。收购完成后,儿童基金会将进一步拓展其在儿童托管领域的业务。

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2020年7月3日

上议院通过实施引入最终受益人登记的法案

2020年6月23日,荷兰国会上议院通过一项实施引入最终受益人登记的法案(“法案”)。法案生效后,所有根据荷兰法律设立的法人实体、合伙均需强制提供最终受益人(“UBO”)的相关信息。

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2020年7月1日

Herman Ruiter Newly appointed partner of Heussen

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HEUSSEN is proud to announce that Herman Ruiter has been appointed as partner of HEUSSEN Lawyers & Civil Law Notaries with effect from 1 July 2020.

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2020年6月19日

废除禁止质押的法案已递交至议会下院

2020年6月2日,有关《禁止质押(废除)法案》(荷兰语为“Wet opheffing verpandingsverboden”,以下称为“法案”)已提交至议会下院。该法案着眼于禁止在贸易中用于转让或质押金融债权的条款。

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2020年6月19日

Nils van Dijkman appointed Honorary Consul General for Sweden in Amsterdam

Heussen is proud that Nils van Dijkman has been appointed Honorary Consul General for Sweden in Amsterdam. 

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2020年5月13日

自2022年起育儿假期间将获得部分薪水

去年,欧洲理事会通过了一项有关父母和非正式照料者的工作与生活平衡指令。为了贯彻执行该指令,荷兰政府宣布,在育儿假的前9周内,父母有权享受相当于其工资50%的补贴,上限可达法定最高日薪的50%。 此补贴会直接支付给员工。剩余的17周仍然为无薪假期。 荷兰政府希望通过这一措施,使父母在涉及到工作与育儿之间的平衡时,更容易做出自己的选择。

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Suzanne Gerritse

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2020年5月6日

Never waste a good crisis. Also the corona crisis provides opportunities – M&A Magazine #1 2020

Suzanne Beijersbergen has been interviewed for M&A Magazine about the changes after the corona crisis. Does the corona crisis provides opportunities to certain parties involved in M&A transactions? Which sectors will benefit from this corona crisis and which innovations will accelerate due to the corona crisis?

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Suzanne S. Beijersbergen

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2020年5月4日

General overview of the Measures Imposed by The Council for the Judiciary

It has now been 6 weeks since the Judiciary decided to close the doors of the courts, tribunals and special colleges. Cases are still being dealt with, but in a different manner. The measures taken by The Council for the Judiciary (the Judiciary) as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19 are addressed in brief in this article. 

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2020年4月28日

Broadening of the concept of a group company in the Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Job Retention (NOW)

Initially, the NOW-scheme stipulated that companies which are part of an affiliated group of companies (legal entities) must calculate the loss in turnover at group level. However, the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment has now broadened the concept of a group company.

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2020年4月7日

正在制定召开虚拟股东大会的紧急法案

2020年4月3日,大臣会议宣布,将会制定紧急立法,允许所有法律实体召开虚拟股东大会。

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2020年4月6日

并购与COVID-19:在新冠疫情期间及后疫情期间的尽职调查

进行适当的尽职调查是一项收购中的关键环节。在新冠危机或后新冠时期进行尽职调查需要考虑哪些具体的因素?

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Suzanne S. Beijersbergen

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2020年4月6日

保留就业机会临时性紧急过度措施(NOW) 申请步骤图

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2020年4月3日

REMINDER: AS FROM 1 APRIL 2020, COMPENSATION CAN BE CLAIMED FROM THE UWV FOR THE STATUTORY TRANSITION ALLOWANCE PAID TO AN ILL EMPLOYEE.

If the employment contract of an ill employee is terminated after the mandatory period of 104 weeks during which an entitlement to continued payment of salary has lapsed, the employee will be entitled to a statutory transition allowance (“transitievergoeding”). As of 1 April 2020, employers may claim compensation for statutory transition allowance paid to its ill employees. 

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2020年4月3日

商业合同与新冠病毒:何时能够成功提出不可抗力抗辩?

但是,如果由于新冠病毒无法履行合同义务,例如向您的客户提供货品,那应该怎么办?您的客户是否能够据此要求您进行赔偿?您是否可以成功地提起不可抗力的抗辩?如果抗辩成功会带来什么样的后果?

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Stef T. van Heezik

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2020年4月2日

政府公布保留就业机会临时性紧急过渡措施(“NOW”)细则

昨天,政府公布了保留就业机会临时性紧急过渡措施(“NOW”,“过渡措施”)的细则。过渡措施的目的旨在尽可能地通过补贴,支持企业继续维持与现有员工的劳动关系。如果营业额损失超过20%,则企业可以获得为期三个月的工资成本补贴,具体补贴金额根据企业的营业额损失按比例确定。预计该等补贴可以自2020年4月6日起申请,至2020年5月31日。

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2020年4月1日

并购与COVID-19:新冠病毒下的购买价格机制

在荷兰的并购业务中,新冠带来的后果也很明显。本文的核心问题是公司的买方该如何应对由于当前危机在未来所产生的不确定性。买方应如何额外注意一些什么?有什么方法可以尽可能地降低买方在未来的不确定性?

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Rens M.R. Berrevoets

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2020年3月27日

SANDY VAN DER SCHAAF CONTRIBUTED THE “NETHERLANDS” SECTION TO THE CRYPTOASSETS REPORT BY BURGES SALMON.

Sandy van der Schaaf, senior associate in our banking and finance practice has contributed the “Netherlands” section to the report ‘Cryptoassets: A UK and European perspective on the regulation of cryptoassets ’by Burges Salmon. 

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2020年3月27日

保留就业机会临时性紧急过渡措施(“NOW”)的更新

请见如下更新,但目前尚且不能办理工资成本的补贴申请。

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Sam E.J.M. van Well

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2020年3月26日

COVID 19 - HEUSSEN information

Our office is currently closed to the public, but we will continue to offer our services from our home office and virtually as much as possible, but in any case with the same quality. Your questions on the subject of "Corona and your company" have been given special priority. You will find up-to-date information on our website.

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Nils E.W. van Dijkman

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2020年3月20日

新冠危机期间保护就业与经济的最新举措

2020年3月17日,荷兰政府出台了保护就业与经济的一揽子紧急政策,其中包括一系列措施旨在“保护健康的同时,保护就业与收入,并缓解对自雇人员、中小型创业者及大公司所造成的经济损失”。该等措施将通过灵活的税收政策、补贴以及更多的贷款机会来确保企业能够继续向其雇员支付工资、为自雇人员提供短期资助,并保障企业能够继续持有资金。我们将在如下的介绍中大致概述荷兰政府出台的相关措施。

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2020年3月18日

对于未生病但仍因新冠缺勤的员工,雇主有义务继续支付工资吗?

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最近的事态发展带来了一个新的问题,即如果雇员没有生病但仍然不愿或不能工作,雇主是否有义务继续支付工资,以及在何种程度上继续支付工资。在下文中,我们将讨论多种情况以及相应的缺勤情况。

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2020年3月18日

引入保留工作的临时紧急过渡性措施:受新冠影响的荷兰雇主的劳动力成本显著降低

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昨晚,荷兰政府宣布了更全面的补偿计划。由此,雇主无法再申请缩短工作时间的许可证。已经提交的申请将根据新计划进行处理。

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2020年3月3日

因新冠病毒导致的工作量减少,荷兰雇主可节省劳动力成本

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荷兰内阁已将新冠病毒归类为非正常企业风险的特殊情况。这意味着,应对因新冠病毒传播而导致财务问题的荷兰公司可以向社会事务和就业部申请缩短工作时间许可。减少工作时间后,由荷兰劳工局(UWV)就非工作时间支付失业救济金(荷兰语为“WW-uitkering)。

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2020年3月2日

Heussen’s M&A lawyer Suzanne Beijersbergen first place on the list of female dealmakers in the Netherlands

Suzanne Beijersbergen was involved in 19 deals during 2019, and consequently listed no. 1 in the list of female dealmakers who were most involved in M&A transactions published by M&A Community. Suzanne assisted various clients in our international network, including ZetaDisplay and Anticimex.

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Suzanne S. Beijersbergen

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2020年2月24日

Bill on the management and supervision of legal entities adopted by Lower House of Parliament

On 28 January 2020, the Lower House of Parliament adopted the proposal to amend the Dutch Civil Code in connection with the standardization and clarification of certain provisions concerning the management board and the supervisory board of legal entities (Management and Supervision of Legal Entities Act). 

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2020年1月28日

荷盛律师事务所为在荷中资企业解读平衡劳动力市场法案

荷盛律师事务所(HEUSSEN)于1月16日下午在阿姆斯特丹举办了中国事务部成立十周年系列讲座第二期。劳动法部门合伙人Nils van Dijkman、劳动法部门律师Sam van Well与中国事务部主管刘雯璟(Wendy Liu)一同为在座的中资企业解读了2020年起施行的新劳动法法案修订的主要内容。

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2020年1月21日

The Supreme Court rules on the unilateral amendment of employment conditions by the employer

In principle, an employer can unilaterally (i.e. without the employee’s consent) amend the terms and conditions of employment in two manners. The second option - the unilateral amendment of terms and conditions of employment by means of an agreed unilateral amendment clause - was recently the subject of a ruling of the Supreme Court.

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2020年1月13日

Interpreting articles of association of a joint venture company: objectively or subjectively?

The articles of association of a company form the basic rules of the company. In many cases, the relevant statutory provisions are followed when drawing up the articles of association, but in other cases the statutory provisions are deviated from. The meaning to be assigned to a provision in articles of association depends on how the provision is to be interpreted.

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Tim B. Schreuders

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2020年1月13日

MARTIJN KOOT AND SANDY VAN DER SCHAAF CONTRIBUTED THE "THE NETHERLANDS" CHAPTER TO THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE ACQUISITION AND LEVERAGED FINANCE REVIEW

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review, one of the guides of The Law Reviews, published by Law Business Research Limited, provides a business-focused legal analysis of and insight in the acquisition and leveraged finance practice in key jurisdictions worldwide. Martijn Koot, partner in our banking and finance practice and in our corporate law practice and Sandy van der Schaaf, senior associate in our banking and finance practice contributed the “The Netherlands” chapter to the sixth edition of The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review.

Further information as PDF

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2020年1月8日

The Loser Pays (Everything?)

A commonly raised question – especially in the international commercial practice – is how litigation costs are dealt with in the Netherlands. In other words: can the prevailing party recover all incurred costs from the losing party?

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2019年12月27日

Bill to introduce the UBO-register adopted by the Lower House of Parliament.

On 10 December last, the Lower House of Parliament approved the bill for the introduction of the UBO-register (the bill entitled "Implementation Act for Registration of ultimate stakeholders of companies and other legal entities"). However, entry into force of the Act can only take place after approval of the bill by the Senate, where it is currently still being debated. The originally planned entry into force at the beginning of January 2020 will therefore not be achieved. The UBO-register is expected to be introduced in the spring of 2020.

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2019年12月24日

HEUSSEN ADVISES ANTICIMEX WITH THE ACQUISITION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF SGS PEST CONTROL AND FUMIGATIONS.

HEUSSEN assisted Anticimex with the acquisition of the pest control activities of SGS Pest Control and Fumigations in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

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2019年12月23日

Employers beware: pay a lower WW-contribution as of 1 January 2020

On 1 January 2020 the Balanced Labour Market Act (Wab) will come into force. One of the measures is an Unemployment Insurance Contributions (hereinafter ‘WW-contribution’) Differentiation based on the type of employment contract. In short, this means that from 1 January 2020 an employer will pay a low WW-contribution on the salary of an employee with a permanent contract and a high WW-contribution on the salary of an employee with a fixed-term contract.

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Suzanne Gerritse

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2019年12月16日

荷盛为来自上海的代表团举办《对荷投资及跨境并购信息经验分享会》

荷盛律师事务所(HEUSSEN)非常荣幸能够为来自上海的企业和朋友分享在荷投资及跨境并购的相关信息。

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2019年11月15日

CONTRACTING POST-BREXIT

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From a legal point of view, quite a few things change after Brexit. But what will Brexit particularly mean for existing contracts and the parties to these contracts from a Dutch legal perspective? At the moment it is still unclear what exactly will change with respect to contracts, but it is to be expected that uniformity, predictability and (legal) certainty will be lost in part.

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Luuk Rietveld

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2019年11月7日

The benefit of a non-competition clause in a business sale and purchase agreement

Recently, the district court Oost-Brabant ruled in a preliminary relief case on a matter concerning a former owner of a company (who sold its business) who performed activities which qualified as competing activities with the activities of the sold business.

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Suzanne S. Beijersbergen

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2019年10月17日

The 2019 The Hague Judgments Convention: a game changer in International dispute resolution

On Tuesday 2 July 2019, the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) finalized a new treaty on enforcement of judgments: the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters, or the 2019 The Hague Judgments Convention.

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Rens M.R. Berrevoets

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2019年10月14日

DUTCH CHILD LABOUR ACT: HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN?

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On 14 May 2019, the Dutch Senate adopted a bill to combat child labour (hereafter: the Child Labour Act (Wet Zorgplicht Kinderarbeid)). On the basis of this Act, any company that sells goods to Dutch end-users must exercise due care in order to prevent those goods from being composed using child labour. Under the Child Labour Act company directors can even be prosecuted under criminal law.

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Herman Ruiter

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2019年10月10日

The representative authority of the managing directors of a B.V.

With regard to the representation of a B.V. vis-à-vis third parties, the main rule is that the management board represents the company. The authority to represent the company shall also vest in each managing director, unless the articles of association stipulate otherwise.

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Corine Vos

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2019年10月9日

HEUSSEN ADVISES RTL NEDERLAND VENTURES A.O. WITH THE DIVESTMENT OF SOLVO B.V.

HEUSSEN assisted RTL Nederland Ventures  and the other selling shareholders in the divestment of Solvo B.V. to Etos.

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2019年9月20日

HEUSSEN ADVISED KIDSFOUNDATION WITH THE ACQUISITION OF JUST KIDDIES B.V.

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HEUSSEN assisted KidsFoundation with the acquisition of Just Kiddies B.V. 

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Suzanne S. Beijersbergen

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2019年9月20日

《劳动力市场平衡法案》将于2020年1月1日起生效

        荷兰上议院于2019年5月28日通过了《劳动力市场平衡法案》(以下称为“新法案”),新法案将于2020年1月1日起生效。新法案对现行劳动法律法规的若干方面进行了修订。新法案为平衡持有无固定期限劳动合同的劳动者与持有更为灵活的劳动合同(例如固定期限劳动合同或零工时合同)的劳动者迈出了第一步。本文将对新法案中最为重要的几项修订进行探讨。

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2019年9月2日

GDPR UPDATE – the processing of personal data of employees

Just when the dust regarding the entry into force of the GDPR seemed to have settled, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) made public on 16 July 2019 that it imposed a fine of €460,000.- and an incremental penalty payment on the hospital HagaZiekenhuis. Reason for us to briefly consider the enforcement of the GDPR since its entry into force. In addition to this, we will focus on the cutting edge between the GDPR and employment law, by providing a brief overview of the responsibilities of the employer under the GDPR. Within that context, we will briefly touch on the difficulties that employers seem to experience with regard to the implementation of the GDPR and discuss some of the most recent updates in this respect.  

若您希望了解更多信息,请联系: Sam E.J.M. van Well

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2019年8月26日

Explanation and interpretation of M&A documentation

On 19 March 2019, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal ruled in a case regarding the interpretation of provisions of M&A documentation. The dispute between the parties concerned the interpretation of certain provisions laid down in an earn out-agreement. The Court of Appeal ruled that a linguistic interpretation of agreements will be the guiding principle if professional parties have been assisted by lawyers and accountants during the negotiations.    

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2019年8月9日

Bearer shares conversion act entered into force on 1 July

On 1 July 2019, the "Act on the conversion of bearer shares" (hereinafter: the "Act") entered into force. The Act enables the identification of all holders of bearer shares issued by Dutch NVs and companies established in the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (Bonaire, Statia and Saba).

The purpose of the Act is to prevent tax evasion, money laundering and terrorist financing. With the introduction of the Act, the legislator is following the recommendations of, among others, the Financial Action Task Force.

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2019年8月5日

Entry into force of the Prospectus Regulation Implementation Act

On 21 July 2019, the Prospectus Regulation Implementation Act entered into force. The Act implements Regulation (EU) 2017/1129) (the "Prospectus Regulation") and repeals Directive 2003/71/EC (OJEU 2017, L 168) (the "Prospectus Directive"). The Prospectus Regulation should contribute to a harmonised prospectus regime within the EU. 

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2019年7月25日

深入的尽职调查:是不可或缺还是多此一举?

        并购市场趋于回暖,与2017年相比,2018年的交易总金额大幅上升。在这种趋势下,出售方通常在收购过程中处于优势地位。出售方的选择越多,对有兴趣的潜在投资者的要求也会随之增加。因此,潜在买家更倾向于迅速地采取行动并推进交易进程。潜在买家在面临压力的情况下,有可能会决定对目标公司进行范围有限的尽职调查,或者选择不进行尽职调查。这将会给买卖双方带来什么样的影响和后果?

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2019年7月23日

How will the 2020 ICC Incoterms impact your business?

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At HEUSSEN, we advise our clients on a daily basis about issues of international sale and delivery. Therefore, we regularly work with and advise on the ICC Incoterms.

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2019年7月2日

荷盛律师事务所中国事务部庆生10周年,为中资企业办法律讲座

6月21日,荷兰的荷盛律师事务所(HEUSSEN)在其阿姆斯特丹的办公楼内,举办了一场《如何在荷兰解决您的商业纠纷》的讲座,吸引了一批在荷中资企业。据该律师事务所合伙人介绍, 这一讲座是他们为庆祝荷盛中国事务部即将成立10周年举办的系列讲座的第一期。

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2019年6月26日

HEUSSEN ADVISED KIDSFOUNDATION WITH THE ACQUISITION OF KONINGSKINDEREN B.V.

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HEUSSEN assisted KidsFoundation with the acquisition of Koningskinderen B.V. 

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2019年6月17日

HEUSSEN ADVISED KIDSFOUNTATION WITH THE ACQUISITION OF THE KIDS COMPANY WAALRE B.V. AND THE KIDS COMPANY BREDA B.V.

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HEUSSEN assisted KidsFoundation with the acquisition of The Kids Company Waalre B.V. and The Kids Company Breda B.V. 

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2019年6月7日

Bill to implement the revised Shareholders' Rights Directive adopted by the Lower House of Parliament

On 2 April 2019, the Lower House of Parliament adopted the bill to implement the revised Shareholders' Rights Directive to promote long-term shareholder engagement (EU Directive 2017/828). The purpose of this legislative proposal is to implement a number of amendments to Directive 2007/36/EC on the exercise of certain rights of shareholders in listed companies.

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2019年5月17日

The scope of the reinstatement requirement (“herplaatsingsvereiste”) in international context following the ‘Expat/Shell’ decision of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court provided some clarity in its Expat/Shell decision of 18 January 2019. In our article which was published in the May 2019 edition of the professional journal ‘ArbeidsRecht’. We have indicated the significance of this decision for the employment law practice in the Netherlands.

Further information as PDF

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2019年5月2日

HEUSSEN ASSISTED THE SHAREHOLDERS OF AWI WITH STRUCTURING THE COOPERATION WITH DIFFER SOLUTIONS; BOTH SPECIALISTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOFTWARE FOR THE INSURANCE MARKET

Heussen (Paul A. Josephus Jitta, Suzanne S. Beijersbergen and Iris Hanssen) assisted the shareholders of AWI with structuring their cooperation with Differ Solutions.

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2019年4月29日

Guyana party of apostille convention as of 18 April 2019

As of 18 April 2019 documents issued in the Netherlands for legal purposes in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana (“Guyana”) and requiring legalization do no longer have to be legalised by the District Court, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy/Consulate of Guyana. 

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2019年4月24日

BILL REGARDING UBO-REGISTER SUBMITTED TO THE LOWER HOUSE

On 4 April 2019 a legislative proposal for the "Act on the registration of ultimate beneficial owners of companies and other legal entities" (hereinafter: the "Bill") was submitted to the Lower House of Dutch Parliament. The Bill introduces a public UBO-register in which the ultimate beneficial owners of companies and other legal entities established in the Netherlands must be registered.

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2019年4月17日

Not terminating a dormant employment contract is in violation with good employment practices

The court in The Hague recently ruled that continuing a dormant employment contract may constitute a violation of good employment practices.

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2019年4月17日

虚拟货币服务提供商的经营许可

        2018年7月9日生效的第五次反洗钱指令(以下简称“第五指令”)要求欧盟各成员国必须在2020年1月10日之前将该指令纳入各自国家的法律。成员国可以自由选择法律实施的形式和方式。第五指令修订了第四次反洗钱指令,旨在消除因虚拟货币匿名性所造成的风险。

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2019年4月12日

荷盛再次荣获Legal 500的推荐

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        荷盛律师事务所再次获得了国际权威法律评级指南Legal 500 EMEA 2019的推荐。除了“积极并快速的回复、务实和以交易为导向的服务”外,荷盛还被认定为是“一家致力于达到最高服务质量标准、极具国际化视野的律所”,荷盛的外国业务部被客户视为律所的“一大优势”。

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2019年4月5日

Dutch legal succession planning tools for family owned businesses

The owners of family businesses sooner or later need to decide on either succession planning within the family or the sale of the family business to a third party.

In quite a number of jurisdictions no legal tools exist within the company law provisions that allow the facilitation of the succession and the safeguarding of the family owned nature of the businesses.

Dutch corporate law provides several practical and sophisticated legal tools to help facilitate the continuation of family businesses over the following generations. 

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2019年3月28日

Chambers Global and Chambers Europe recommendation

Heussen is proud to again having received a Chambers Global and Chambers Europe recommendation for its corporate M&A partner Paul A. Josephus Jitta. According to Chambers & Partners, Paul is praised by clients for his 'good knowledge and commercial feel' and is described by another source as 'very responsive, pragmatic and deal-driven'.

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2019年3月27日

HEUSSEN ADVISES BLYCOLIN WITH THE ACQUISITION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF WASSERIJ DE BLINDE, SPECIALIST IN THE PROCESSING OF HOSPITALITY TEXTILES

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Heussen (Paul A. Josephus Jitta, Suzanne S. Beijersbergen and Iris Hanssen) assisted Blycolin with the acquisition of the activities of Wasserij De Blinde.

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2019年3月18日

Status update on the modernisation of Dutch corporate law

On 20 December 2018, the Minister of Legal Protection sent an update letter concerning the ongoing modernisation of Dutch corporate law to Parliament. In this news update we will summarize the six subjects of the update letter.

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2019年3月15日

Stricter legislation for trust companies

On January 1, 2019, the Dutch Trust Companies (Supervision) Act 2018 (TCSA 2018) entered into force. In this Act, which replaces the Trust Companies (Supervision) Act from 2004, stricter rules for Trust Companies have been included.

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2019年2月15日

社会组织透明度法案

        2018年12月21日,社会组织透明度法案(以下简称“法案”)提交审议。该法案要求包括基金会和协会在内的社会组织公布其所接受的大额财务捐赠。此外,该法案要求基金会披露财务信息。

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2019年2月13日

MARCH 2019 DUTCH DRAFT 'ACT ON REGISTRATION OF ULTIMATE BENEFICIAL OWNERS OF COMPANIES AND OTHER LEGAL ENTITIES'.

In March 2019, the Dutch draft 'Act on registration of ultimate beneficial owners of companies and other legal entities' will be published. Our finance minister W.B. Hoekstra informed the Parliament about the publication of the draft act in a letter with a time table for this year as an appendix (dated 18 December 2018).

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2019年1月28日 - Book release

Martijn Koot and Sandy van der Schaaf contributed the The Netherlands chapter to the fifth edition of The Acquistion and Leveraged Finance Review

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review, one of the guides of The Law Reviews, published by Law Business Research Limited, provides a business-focused legal analysis of and insight in the acquisition and leveraged finance practice in key jurisdictions worldwide. Martijn Koot, partner in our banking and finance practice and in our corporate law practice and Sandy van der Schaaf, senior associate in our banking and finance practice contributed the The Netherlands chapter to the fifth edition of The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review, which is available as enclosed PDF.

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2019年1月25日

《企业境外经营合规管理指引》发布

       2018年12月26日,国家发改委联合外交部、商务部、人民银行、国资委、外汇局、全国工商联等七个部门联合印发了《企业境外经营合规管理指引》(以下简称《合规指引》)。发改委的通知中指出,合规是企业“走出去”行稳致远的前提,合规管理能力是企业国际竞争力的重要方面。

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2019年1月24日

《平衡劳动力市场法案》将于2020年1月1日起生效

荷兰上议院于2019年5月28日通过了《平衡劳动力市场法案》(以下称为“新法案”),新法案将于2020年1月1日起生效。新法案对现行劳动法律法规的若干方面进行了修订。新法案为平衡持有无固定期限劳动合同的劳动者与持有更为灵活的劳动合同(例如固定期限劳动合同或零工时合同)的劳动者迈出了第一步。

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2019年1月18日

HEUSSEN ADVISES RTL VENTURES ON THE ACQUISITION OF A MINORITY STAKE IN THE COOPERATION BETWEEN LIVIS AND INCASE

Heussen (Paul A. Josephus Jitta and Suzanne S. Beijersbergen) assisted RTL Ventures, being the 100% shareholder of Livis, with the acquisition of a minority stake in the merged companies Livis and Incase B.V.

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2019年1月14日

HEUSSEN ADVISED KIDSFOUNTATION WITH THE ACQUISITION OF KINDERCENTRUM BELLE FLEUR

HEUSSEN assisted KidsFoundation with the acquisition of Kindercentrum Belle Fleur. With this acquisition, KidsFoundation expands its activities in the Dutch child care business.

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2019年1月7日

HEUSSEN ADVISES KEULEN ONROERENDE ZAAK NUTH B.V. AND FRANCKEN FOOD B.V. WITH THE SALE TO DGS GROUP B.V.

Heussen (Paul A. Josephus Jitta and ) assisted Keulen Onroerende Zaak Nuth B.V. and Francken Food B.V., inter alia known for ‘‘Lekker uit Limburg’’ and ‘‘Streeckgenoten’’, with the sale to DGS Group B.V. (Group of Butchers).

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2019年1月4日

荷兰商事法庭启动亮相

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        自2019年1月1日起,荷兰商事法庭(以下简称“NCC”)正式成立,这标志着荷兰政府法院体系引入了英文争议解决程序。NCC将作为阿姆斯特丹法院内的一个特别法庭。NCC表示,它能够迅速有效地解决国际商事纠纷。

 

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2018年11月28日

Compensation for transition payment in 2020? Make sure your administration is in order and pay attention to the time frames.

On 10 July 2018 the Upper House of Parliament approved the legislative proposal that regulates a compensation for the statutory severance compensation, referred to as ‘transition compensation’, paid by employers to employees in the event of dismissal due to long-term incapacity for work.

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2018年11月12日

Interpretation of a right of first refusal provision in the articles of association of a B.V.

In a recent case, the District Court Midden-Nederland has ruled in a dispute about a statutory right of first refusal provision in a joint venture in the form of a Dutch private company with limited liability (B.V.) with two shareholders, each holding 50% of the shares. The articles of association of the B.V. included a right of first refusal provision, which stipulated, among other things, that if control of a shareholder changed within the meaning of the Code of Conduct with respect to mergers as adopted by the Dutch Economic and Social Council and this shareholder had direct or indirect control over the joint venture (also as referred to in that Code of Conduct), this shareholder had to offer its shares to the other shareholder.

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2018年11月9日

荷盛律师事务所应北布拉邦省政府和无锡市政府邀请介绍荷兰经商法律环境

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2018年10月29日

The preparation and publication of annual accounts: the group exemption of article 2:403 of the Dutch Civil Code

Each legal entity is obliged to draw up annual accounts that meet the requirements of Title 9 of Book 2 of the Dutch Civil Code and to file them for public inspection with the trade register.

Heussen is happy to advise on the relevant legal aspects of the 403 group exemption and assist with the drafting and filing of a 403 declaration and declaration of consent. 

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2018年10月23日

HEUSSEN ADVISED KIDSFOUNTATION WITH THE ACQUISITION OF KINDERCENTRUM.NL

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HEUSSEN assisted KidsFoundation with the acquisition of Kindercentrum.nl. With this acquisition, KidsFoundation expands its activities in the Dutch child care business in, amongst others, Apeldoorn, Lochem and Zutphen.

The HEUSSEN team consisted of  Paul A. Josephus Jitta, Suzanne S. Beijersbergen and Ernst ter Braak.

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2018年8月3日

欧盟拟议定外商直接投资审查框架 – 对外商投资的重大影响?

       2018年6月13日,欧盟大使代表欧盟理事会同意了欧洲议会和欧盟理事会就建立外商直接投资审查框架法规的立法提案(以下简称“提案”)。欧盟委员会于2017年9月13日提交了该提案,欧洲议会在对其进行审查并整体修改后,于2018年6月5日的全体会议上投票通过了该提案。目前,国际贸易委员会(INTA)作为主管委员会,将促使欧盟委员会和欧盟理事会就这一立场进行谈判。提案预计将在2019年将获得最终批准,批准后,该法规将直接适用于包括荷兰在内的所有欧盟成员国,而无需采取进一步措施将其纳入国家立法。

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2018年7月30日

中国政府进一步放开外资市场准入——2018版负面清单发布

       国家发展改革委、商务部于2018年6月28日发布了《外商投资准入特别管理措施(负面清单)(2018年版)》(“2018版负面清单”),清单长度由63条减至48条,共在22个领域推出开放措施,自2018年7月28日起施行。随后在2018年6月30日国家发改委与商务部进一步发布了《自由贸易试验区外商投资准入特别管理措施(负面清单(2018版))》(“2018版自贸区清单”),将负面清单所涵盖的行业进一步将原有的自贸区负面清单95条措施减少至45条,于2018年7月30日起施行。2018年版负面清单与自贸区清单大幅放宽市场准入,所开放领域覆盖农业、能源、资源、金融、汽车制造业、船舶飞机制造业、基础设施、交通运输、商贸流通、文化等领域。

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2018年6月20日

When is a data protection officer mandatory?

The NRC recently headlined 'Shortage of privacy experts in thousands of organizations'. The article states that by no means all organizations which are obliged to do so have indeed appointed a Data Protection Officer (hereinafter 'DPO'). Despite the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter "the Regulation") entered into force on 25 May 2018. The Regulation has replaced the current Privacy Directive and the corresponding Personal Data Protection Act. When is an organization obliged to appoint a DPO?

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2018年6月18日

HEUSSEN ADVISES FLAMINGO CASINO ON THE ACQUISITION BY JVH GAMING

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HEUSSEN (Paul.A. Josephus Jitta en Thijs L. Butter) assisted Flamingo Casino in the acquisition by JVH gaming. With the acquisition of Flamingo Casino, JVH gaming is expanding it’s market leadership. The acquisition increases the national coverage of JVH gaming because Flamingo has a number of branches in regions where JVH gaming is not active.

For the official press release click here.

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2018年6月15日

Proposed EU Directive on cross-border mobility

On 25 April 2018, the European Commission proposed new company law rules making it easier for companies to merge, divide or move by way of a cross-border operation within the European Union. 

The proposal will be submitted to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament for their consideration and adoption. When the proposal has been adopted, the new Directive would have to be implemented into the laws of all EU Member States.

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2018年6月13日

Heussen is proud of another Legal500 (EMEA) recommendation: Fast, Accurate, Cost-effective and a pleasure to deal with!

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HEUSSEN has again been ranked in the Legal500 EMEA 2018 edition. Its Corporate, Commercial and M&A practice is described by its clients and relations as ‘Fast, accurate’, ‘cost-effective’ and ‘a pleasure to deal with’.

We are very proud of the recommendations and would like to thank our clients and peers for their recommendations.

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2018年6月11日

Proposal EU Commission on the digitalisation of company law

On 25 April 2018, the European Commission published a proposal for the amendment of Directive (EU) 2017/1132 as regards the use of digital tools and processes in company law.

The proposal will be submitted to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament for their consideration and final adoption.

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2018年6月8日

HEUSSEN ADVISES RTL VENTURES ON PARTICIPATION IN TRAVELBAGS, SUITCASE AND BAG SPECIALIST.

Heussen (Paul A. Josephus Jitta and Suzanne Beijersbergen) has assisted RTL Ventures with the participation in Travelbags. With the acquisition of Travelbags, RTL wants to give an extra boost to the growth of the company.

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2018年5月18日

Heussen attended various IBA conferences

Last week our Employment law specialist Nils E.W. van Dijkman joined the IBA Annual Employment and Discrimination Conference in Montreal, Canada, where he was a keynote speaker on the topic of legalization of cannabis in Canada. Nils shared the Dutch approach on the subject with 250 arbitrators.

In addition, M&A specialists Stan Ph. Robbers and Paul A. Josephus Jitta attended the 4th IBA M&A Closely Held Global Entrepreneurship Conference: Disruption Meets Tradition. This conference was held in Munich, Germany.

 

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2018年4月30日

Dutch Supreme court provides clarity on shareholders' rights to place items on the agenda

The right of shareholders to put items on the agenda of the general meeting pursuant to Section 114a of Book 2 of the Dutch Civil Code, has proved to be an effective means in recent years by which (activist) shareholders have been able to influence the strategy of listed companies. On 20 April last, the Dutch Supreme Court issued an important ruling with regard to the right to place items on the agenda, which shows that shareholders cannot oblige a company to include items which belong to the exclusive competence of the management board on the agenda of the general meeting for a vote.

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2018年4月23日

荷盛律师事务所随荷兰首相吕特率领的经贸代表团访问中国

4月8日至13日,荷盛律师事务所随荷兰首相吕特率领的经贸代表团访问中国。

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2018年4月20日

Publication by Anneke Pelser and Suzanne Gerritse in "tijdschrift Arbeidsrechtpraktijk" (TAP): THE EXTENDED PROBATIONARY PERIOD: A DESIRABLE CHANGE?

The new coalition government has formulated its new policy intentions for reform of employment law regulations. These policy regulations referred to as 'Confidence in the Future' outline a number of changes to employment law regulations aimed at providing a more attractive climate for employers to, inter alia, enter into employment contracts for an indefinite period of time. In this article (in Dutch) we will first of all deal with these questions. Subsequently, we will, by analyzing case law, identify possible consequences of extending the probationary period, and in particular, discuss the need for doing so.

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2018年4月19日

荷盛律师事务所应邀参加首届中荷跨境电商高峰论坛

荷盛律师事务所作为荷兰上海商会的会员应邀参加首届中荷跨境电商高峰论坛

 

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2018年4月17日

Employment Law seminar

On Tuesday 17 April 2018 HEUSSEN’s Employment Law practice hosted an Employment Law Seminar for clients and business relations. Nils van Dijkman and Anneke Pelser discussed various current employment law topics, such as recent developments in case law and the legislative proposals for changes in the law.

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2018年4月13日

LEGAL 500 EMEA 2018: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HEUSSEN AND ITS LAWYERS

HEUSSEN has again been ranked for the following practice areas: Commercial, corporate and M&A and Employment. The Legal 500 describes Heussen as ‘fast, accurate’ and ‘results-driven’. Some of our lawyers are recommended as individual experts.

We would like to thank our clients and peers for their kind words.

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2018年3月23日

Implementation of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive - Part II

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On 6 March Parliament approved the virtually unchanged bill for the implementation of the European fourth anti-money laundering directive (in short: the 'Implementation Act') without too many questions and discussions, despite the necessary criticism. The only amendment to the proposal since the amending letter of 31 January (in which only minimal technical corrections have been made to the text) has been to double the fine that can be imposed on the institutions subject to the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act ('Wwft').

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2018年3月22日

HEUSSEN ADVISED KIDSFOUNDATION WITH THE ACQUISITION OF SKS ALLES KIDS

HEUSSEN assisted KidsFoundation with the acquisition of SKS Alles Kids. SKS Alles Kids is a child care organization with 30 locations in the Netherlands. With the acquisition of SKS Alles Kids, KidsFoundation expands its activities in the Dutch child care business. KidsFoundation now has almost 300 locations in the Netherlands.

The HEUSSEN team consisted of Paul Josephus Jitta, Thijs L. Butter, Ernst ter Braak, Corine Vos and Iris Hanssen.

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2018年3月3日

#metoo in employment law

Nils van Dijkman, our partner in the employment law practice and head of the Sweden Desk, was recently interviewed by "Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk". The subject was: #metoo in employment law. What do judges say about unacceptable sexual behavior and sexual harassment and what measures can an employer take to guarantee a safe working environment? In the interview Nils van Dijkman discusses some remarkable statements and provides practical tips for employers. Click here to watch the interview (in Dutch).

 

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2018年3月2日

Deposit annual accounts in digital form

Legal entities are required to publish the annual accounts by filing them with the Chamber of Commerce. In the past, legal entities could either deposit the annual accounts in printed form or in digital form. Following the entry into force of the Decree of electronic filing (Besluit elektronische deponering handelsregister) on 1 July 2016, the Dutch trade register will no longer accept annual accounts in printed form.

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2018年2月21日

HEUSSEN ADVISES ON ACQUISITION OF CAMERA WAREHOUSE

Heussen (Paul Josephus Jitta) has supported Camera Warehouse with the sale of its physical shops in Amsterdam and Haarlem and the sale of its online store. These are purchased by the photography and video specialist, Kamera Express. The Parties see the takeover not only as an opportunity to achieve further growth, but in particular as a joining of forces. The collaboration between Camera Warehouse and Kamera Express will enable Kamera Express to expand its photography activities in the Dutch market.

Click here  for the official press release (in Dutch) from Kamera Express.

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2018年2月19日

HEUSSEN ADVISES KOKORO ON JOINING MAKERSTREET

Kokoro news

Heussen (Paul A. Josephus Jitta) has supported Kokoro in the process of joining Makerstreet. During this process, Makerstreet has acquired an equity interest in Kokoro. Kokoro will remain an independent brand name. Makerstreet has all of the digital specialisms under one roof to enable brands, products and services to improve and differentiate themselves through digital excellence, digital production and innovation. The acquisition of Kokoro means a further expansion in the digital marketing sector .

Click here for the official press release from Kokoro (in Dutch).

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2018年2月7日

Evaluation of the Management and Supervision Act

The Management and Supervision (adjustment) Regulations Act Public and Private Companies  (Wet bestuur en toezicht) (hereafter: the Act) entered into effect on 1 January 2013. During the parliamentary debate the Minister of Security and Justice had pledged that the Act was to be evaluated three years after it entered into effect. At the request of the Minister of Security and Justice the research was conducted by the University of Groningen and the results of the research were published on 15 December 2017. This article will address some of the research team’s conclusions and recommendations.

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2018年2月7日

HEUSSEN ADVISES ADDERACARE AB (PUBL) WITH THE ACQUISITION OF HUKA B.V.

HEUSSEN assisted AdderaCare AB (Publ) with the acquisition of Huka B.V. Malmö (Sweden) based AdderaCare is a corporate group active in the accessibility and home care industry that acquires companies offering products that help people develop, feel better, and more easily manage their day-to-day lives. With the acquisition of Huka B.V. AdderaCare has set its first steps into the Dutch market. Huka B.V. develops a wide range of innovative bicycles and other forms of transport. The HEUSSEN team consisted of Stan Ph. Robbers, Ernst ter Braak and Iris Hanssen. The deal was closed on 1 February 2018. 

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2018年2月1日

荷盛任命新任中国事务部主管

荷盛很高兴地宣布,自2018年1月起,刘雯璟女士将担任我所中国事务部主管。

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2018年1月3日

#Metoo

The film actor Kevin Spacey, who is known for among other things his key role in the Netflix series House of Cards, found that his work dried up in a few days after he was accused of unacceptable sexual behaviour. Accusations of unacceptable sexual behaviour occur with some regularity on the work floor. Can an employee accused of unacceptable sexual behaviour be sacked? 

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2017年12月8日

Implementation of the Fourth Anti-money Laundering Directive

On 16 October, a legislative proposal was put before the Dutch Lower House for the implementation of the European fourth anti-money laundering directive (which we will refer to as the “implementation act” for the sake of brevity) that will lead to an amendment to the Wwft. The introduction of the legislative proposal is somewhat late as the directive should have been implemented by 26 June 2017. 

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2017年12月6日

The Netherlands Commercial Court

Towards the end of the year there are always legislative proposals that still need to be debated in Parliament. A good example of this is the legislative proposal regarding the establishment of the Netherlands Commercial Court (the ”NCC”) and the Netherlands Commercial Court of Appeal (the “NCCA”) that was submitted to Parliament on 17 July 2017.

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2017年12月1日

NEW GOVERNMENT PROPOSES CHANGES IN EMPLOYMENT LAW

Following the general elections in March 2017, the jointly governing Liberal Party finally concluded its negotiations with potential new coalition parties in September 2017 with the aim forming a new government. In October 2017 the newly formed coalition government published its plans for the next four years. A considerable number of these plans concern proposed changes in employment law. 

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2017年11月27日

Heussen advises child care organisation KidsFoundation with the acquisition of child care orgainsation Zus en Zo

Heussen (Paul A. Josephus JittaErnst ter Braak and Thijs Butter) assisted child care organisation KidsFoundation with the acquisition of the Rotterdam based child care organisation Zus en Zo, with 26 locations. KidsFoundation is an affiliate of Smallsteps. Smallsteps has more than 220 locations in the Netherlands. With the acquisition of Zus en Zo, KidsFoundation expands its activities in the Dutch child care business.

For the official website of KidsFoundation, clicke here

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2017年11月8日

Transfer restrictions and the appointment of an independent expert

Since 1 October 2012, the obligated nature of transfer restrictions has been abolished for a private company with limited liability (besloten vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid).

Although the starting principle of the law is that transfer restrictions are applicable, it is possible to depart from this principle in the articles of association.

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2017年10月4日

中荷社保协定实施

        为了有效解决中国、荷兰两国在对方国工作的人员双重缴纳社会保险费的问题,通过多轮谈判,中荷两国政府于2016年9月12日正式签署了《中华人民共和国政府和荷兰王国政府社会保障协定》(以下简称《协定》)。中国人力资源社会保障部(以下简称“人社部”)与荷兰社会事务和就业部同日签署了《关于实施中华人民共和国政府和荷兰王国政府社会保障协定的谅解备忘录》(以下简称《谅解备忘录》)。双方商定,《协定》和《谅解备忘录》于2017年9月1日正式生效。

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2017年9月11日

HEUSSEN advises VPK Nederland with the acquisition of Allround Packaging Group and Slippens Beheer

HEUSSEN assisted VPK Nederland, a subsidiary of VPK Packaging Group (VPK), with the acquisition of Allround Packaging Nederland and Slippens Beheer. With this acquisition, VPK expands its activities on the sustainable cardboard packaging industry. The HEUSSEN team consisted of Paul Josephus Jitta, Suzanne Beijersbergen and Ernst ter Braak. The deal was closed on 1 August 2017.

HEUSSEN advised VPK Packaging Group earlier this year with the acquisition of Solidpack.

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2017年8月1日

关于禁止不合理的过长付款期的法案于2017年7月1日开始生效

2017年7月1日起,关于禁止不合理的过长付款期的法案开始生效(以下简称“法案”)。该法案的目标是防止大公司执行不合理的过长付款期条款,大公司与独立的企业或中、小型企业签订贸易协议时,最长付款期为60天的规定得以确立。

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2017年7月7日

Juliëtte Schueler newly appointed civil law notary

HEUSSEN is proud to announce that Juliëtte Schueler was formally appointed as civil law notary, effective today. Juliëtte will be taking over from Jacques Verasdonck, who has been HEUSSEN’s civil law notary since the firm was founded. Although Juliëtte will head the notarial practice from now on, Jacques will remain involved in our practice as of counsel.

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2017年7月6日

Employee protection during pre-pack

On 22 June 2017, the European Court of Justice (hereinafter “ECJ”) clarified the uncertainty around protection of employees against dismissal during a pre-pack. The ECJ has ruled that the EU Directive on Transfer of Undertakings (Directive 2001/23/EC) also applies in case of a relaunch of a company due to a pre-pack. As a result of this the employees are transferred to the restarting company by operation of law upon retention of their terms and conditions of employment.

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2017年7月6日

HEUSSEN ADVISES ANTICIMEX GROUP WITH TWO ACQUISITIONS

Heussen assisted Anticimex Group with the acquisitions of Excellent Ongediertebedestrijding and Gerdon Vogelwering. Excellent Ongediertebestrijding offers a wide range of pest control services, such as fungus control and bird control services. Gerdon Vogelwering is specialized in bird control services. 

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2017年6月21日

在外国正式注册的公司的法案将在Brexit后对英国公司生效

         作为英国退出欧盟(Brexit)的结果,在外国正式注册的公司的法案(Wet op de formeelbuitenlandse vennootschappen)将会对那些在英国注册的、但是实际上其业务完全或者虚拟上完全在荷兰进行,且和英国没有事实上的纽带的公司有效。

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2017年6月12日

DBA法案将被暂停执行直至2018年7月1日

2016年5月1日,放松劳动关系审查法案(“Wet Deregulering Beoordeling Arbeidsrelaties”)开始实施。该法案取代了VAR证书。VAR证书是一种审核是否存在劳动雇佣关系的证书。然而,该证书为独立的承包商提供较少的法律确定性。

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2017年6月7日

Revised Shareholders’ Rights Directive published

On 20 May 2017, the revised Shareholders' Rights Directive (the “Directive”) was published in the official journal of the European Union. The purpose of the Directive is to encourage active and transparent engagement by shareholders of EU listed companies.The Directive will enter into force two years after its publication in the official journal and must have been implemented by the EU Member States into national legislation by then.

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2017年5月31日

HEUSSEN co-organized the Dutch employment law seminar with the Taiwan Business Association in the Netherlands

In order to assist Taiwanese companies acquiring more knowledge of Dutch employment law and the common employment practices in the Netherlands, the Taiwan Business Association in the Netherlands (“TBA”) and HEUSSEN co-organized a seminar at the offices of HEUSSEN Amsterdam for around 25 guests on 19 May 2017

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2017年5月12日

Cross-border business in Germany and the Netherlands (Round Table TerZake Legal/Elsevier)

Sandy van der Schaaf, advocaat & Rechtsanwältin and manager of the German Desk of HEUSSEN, is one of the nine lawyers that have been interviewed about the growth of their cross-border practice and the increasing business opportunities which they see in the German/Dutch market. 

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2017年5月9日

Heussen advises Anticimex Group with the acquisition of PCF Holland

HEUSSEN (Paul A. Josephus Jitta and Suzanne S. Beijersbergen) assisted Anticimex Group, the world’s fourth-largest pest control company with the acquisition of PCF Holland, a family owned company based in the Central region of the Netherlands. The deal was closed on 3 May 2017.

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2017年4月25日

Heussen assists RTL Ventures in acquiring a minority interest in Flinders

HEUSSEN has assisted RTL Ventures, an investment branch of RTL, to acquire a minority interest in Flinders, one of the fastest growing webshops in the Netherlands. RTL's investment branch invests € 3 million. The team that assisted RTL consisted of Paul A. Josephus Jitta and Thijs Butter. The transaction was completed on April 14, 2017. For more information, please be referred to RTL's press release.

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2017年4月18日

基于长期病假的解雇,对于雇主的解雇开销(过渡补偿)的补偿

        在两年的病假后,很多雇主选择将劳动合同休眠(在两年病假后,原则上将不再禁止终止劳动合同,并且雇主将没有义务支付工资)以避免引起需要支付过渡补偿的义务。休眠状态的劳动合同并不是没有风险的。雇主不能够再继续努力使员工重新融入。此外,雇主也必须允许员工恢复工作,并且在员工(部分的)恢复工作时支付工资。

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2017年4月12日

关于实施最终受益人注册系统的草案公开征求意见

       2017年3月31日,关于最终受益人注册系统的法律草案向社会公开征求意见。根据第四个欧洲反洗钱指令的要求,该草案旨在履行维护在荷兰注册的公司和法律实体的最终受益人(以下简称“UBOs”)的中央登记系统的义务。最终受益人注册系统将由荷兰商会来保管。

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2017年4月7日

HEUSSEN ASSITED LEAD COUNSEL BROAD & BRIGHT WITH THE ACQUISITION OF THE SKIL BUSINESS BY CHERVON FROM BOSCH IN EUROPE

HEUSSEN assisted lead counsel Broad & Bright with the acquisition of the Skil business by Chervon (HK) Limited from Bosch. The deal was effective on 31 March 2017.  

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2017年4月7日

HEUSSEN co-organized the Dutch employment law seminar with the West Holland Investment Agency and Asia Business Centre in the Hague

In order to assist Chinese companies acquiring more knowledge of Dutch employment law and the common employment practice in the Netherlands, the West Holland Investment Agency (“WFIA”), Asia Business Centre and HEUSSEN co-organized the seminar in the Hague for over 60 guests on 20 March 2017. 

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2017年4月3日

General Banking Conditions 2017 entered into force on 1 March 2017

On 1 March 2017, the amended General Banking Conditions entered into force. The General Banking Conditions contain the general rules which apply to the relationship between the customer and the bank. All members of the Dutch Banking Association (Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken) are using the same conditions. 

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2017年3月30日

THE EUROPEAN ACCOUNT PRESERVATION ORDER (EAPO)

Changes for a Dutch creditor to recover cross-border claims in the European Union

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2017年3月24日

HEUSSEN advises Anticimex Group with the acquisition of Mirado Ongediertebestrijding

Anticimex mirado overname

HEUSSEN (Paul A. Josephus Jitta and Thijs L. Butter) assisted Anticimex Group, the world’s fourth-largest pest control company with the acquisition of Mirado Ongediertebestrijding, a family owned company based in the southwest region of the Netherlands.  The deal was closed on 21 March 2017.

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2017年3月16日

Interpretation of an earn-out arrangement in case of unforeseen circumstances

On 13 July 2016, the Dutch district court of Northern Netherlands ruled on the interpretation of an earn-out arrangement. In this case, the acquired company suffered losses in the year following the acquisition and this circumstance was not foreseen by the parties. The court has ruled that in that case, a linguistic explanation of the arrangement is decisive. 

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2017年2月27日

统一股东登记系统

       2017年1月19日,由议院成员提交的关于建立统一股东登记系统(荷兰语为“centraal aandeelhoudersregister”)的立法草案被提交至荷兰下议院审议。

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2017年2月16日

Largest severance compensation awarded

Recent case law has indicated (Court of Gelderland ECLI:NL:RBGEL:2016:7113) that the termination of an employment contract of a Managing Director without reasonable cause can lead to the award of substantial (additional) severance compensation. In this case the Court awarded the largest (additional) severance compensation.

 

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2017年2月1日

HEUSSEN ADVISES VPK PACKAGING WITH THE ACQUISITION OF SOLIDPACK HOLDING

HEUSSEN assisted VPK Packaging Group (VPK) with the acquisition of Solidpack, producer of solid board packaging, with 175 employees which produces more than 65,000 tons of packaging. The Heussen team consisted of Paul Josephus Jitta and Suzanne Beijersbergen. The deal was closed on 19 January 2017.  

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2017年1月31日

New EU General Data Protection

On 14 April 2016 the EU Parliament formally adopted the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR will replace the existing Privacy Directive and the corresponding Personal Data Protection Act as from 25 May 2018. From that moment onwards there will be one uniform set of binding regulations applicable within the EU instead of 28 national Acts based on EU legislation. 

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2017年1月6日

Dutch Supreme Court provides further guidance on the question if and when a limited partner in a limited partnership will be jointly and severally liable for the debts and obligations of the limited partnership

In its decision of 4 November 2016, the Supreme Court again rules on the question if and when a limited partner in a limited partnership will be jointly and severally liable for the debts and obligations of the limited partnership, in the event that a limited partner violates the prohibition in Article 20(2) of the Dutch Commercial Code for limited partners to exert management authority. 

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2017年1月5日

HEUSSEN ADVISES FLEXIBLE PACKAGING HOLDING WITH THE SALE OF THREE DUTCH FLEXIBLE PACKAGING COMPANIES TO THE SPANISH MULTINATIONAL SAICA

HEUSSEN assisted Flexible Packaging Holding (FPH), with the sale of three flexible packaging companies, Schut, located in Etten-Leur, Hellema located in Zaandam, and Lemapack located in Weesp, to Saica.

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2016年11月1日

Chili simplifies legalization of foreign public documents

As from 30 August 2016 the legalization of public documents from Chile is simplified into one, single procedure. As a consequence, it now will be easier, faster and cheaper to obtain public documents, such as birth certificates, marital state declarations, death certificates, judgements and company information for use in a foreign country.

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2016年10月28日

Heussen advises RTL Ventures with the sale of Couvers to TripAdvisor

HEUSSEN assisted RTL Ventures, the investment company of RTL, with the sale of restaurant reservation platform COUVERTS to TripAdvisor, the parent company of restaurant review site IENS. The Heussen team consisted of Paul A. Josephus Jitta and Suzanne Beijersbergen. The deal was closed on 26 October 2016.

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2016年10月19日

Legislative proposal concerning the disclosure of non-financial information by certain large public-interest entities approved by the Upper House of the Dutch parliament

On 27 September 2016, the legislation implementing EU Directive 2014/95/EU on the disclosure of non-financial information by certain large public-interest entities in the Dutch Civil Code was approved.

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2016年10月10日 - Client information

Heussen advises Damier Group with the sale of the Vision Health business to Vemedia

DAMIER

Heussen assisted Damier Group with the sale of the Vision Healthcare Business to Vemedia, the largest manufacturer and distributor of health products in the Netherlands. Vision Healthcare is known for the brands Vision, Ecosym, Luuf, Glucadol and Zinolium. The transaction was completed early October 2016. The Heussen team consisted of Paul Josephus Jitta and Thijs Butter.

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2016年8月31日

Act on mandatory electronic filing with the trade register entered into force on 1 July 2016

On 1 July 2016, the Act on mandatory electronic filing with the trade register entered into force. The act provides a basis for the adoption of an Order in Council (algemene maatregel van bestuur) pursuant to which documents such as annual accounts must be filed electronically with the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce via a uniform standard, being Standard Business Reporting (SBR).

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2016年8月31日

House for Whistleblowers Act entered into force

On 1 July 2016 the House for Whistleblowers Act (Wet Huis voor klokkenluiders) entered into force. The purpose of the Act is to improve the conditions for reporting abuses within organisations and to provide better protection for those individuals who report such abuses (‘whistleblowers’).

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2016年7月12日

Director disqualification act entered into force on 1 July 2016

On 1 July 2016, the Director disqualification act entered into force as a result of which the Insolvency act has been amended. The act enables the disqualification of managing directors for a maximum period of five years. The purpose of the act is to combat bankruptcy fraud and to prevent that managing directors can continue their fraudulent activities as a managing director or member of the supervisory board of a corporation.

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2016年7月12日

Dutch Supreme Court acknowledges unconditional right of pledge on goods delivered subject to retention of title

The Dutch Supreme Court has ruled in its judgment of 3 June 2016 (ECLI:NL:HR:2016:1046) that both the transferor and the transferee of a good subject to a retention of title become conditional owner of the good, the transferor under the condition subsequent of payment of the entire purchase price and the transferee under the condition precedent of payment of the entire purchase price.

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2016年4月20日

HEUSSEN ranked and recognized in Legal500

In the new 2016 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) edition of the prestigious Legal500 legal guide HEUSSEN again has been ranked and recommended as a law firm in the practice areas “Commercial, corporate and M&A” and “Employment”. In addition, HEUSSEN’S corporate law partner Paul A. Josephus Jitta has been personally recommended as lawyer. After his 2008, 2009 and 2010 personal Legal500 rankings, this is his fourth ranking. Paul A. Josephus says to be proud that HEUSSEN has been ranked and recommended again. In his personal ranking Paul finds a recognition of the quality of work that HEUSSEN delivers to its clients.

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2015年10月20日 - Press release

Legal Consulting for Hamburg-based reconcept Involving Bond Issue

Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, investment company reconcept has issued a bond for its latest wind energy project (“reconcept 07 Anleihe der Zukunftsenergie Wind Deutschland GmbH & Co KG”). At a volume of 7.75 million Euros, the bond comes with a 5-year maturity and a fixed interest rate at 5% p.a.

2015年3月1日

Modernisation Parental leave and care leave

As of 1 January 2015 the Modernisation of Leave and Working Hours Regulations Bill entered into force. As a result of this, the statutory parental leave and care leave arrangements are amended as follows.

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